Australia had imposed a partial ban on cargo flights from Bangladesh, Egypt, Somalia, Syria, Turkey and Yemen in 2016, siting security issues
Australia has decided to lift the existing ban on direct goods transportation from Bangladesh on cargo planes. The country will amend its existing policy to facilitate the change.
Jeremy Bruer, the Australian High-Commissioner in Bangladesh, disclosed the matter when he paid a courtesy call on the civil aviation authority chairman, Air Vice Marshal Md Mafidur Rahman, on Tuesday, said a press release.
Australia had imposed a partial ban on cargo flights from Bangladesh, Egypt, Somalia, Syria, Turkey and Yemen in 2016, citing security issues.
The Civil Aviation Authority, under supervision of the foreign and civil aviation ministries, has been maintaining effective contact with the Australian government since 2018, with an aim to get the ban lifted.
Later, an Australian delegation had visited the security system of export cargos at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in 2019.
The decision came following close communication between the two governments and satisfactory inspections by Australia, the release added.